We know that social and emotional learning is a process. St. Mary of Gostyn School and the Dioceses of Joliet schools are adopting the Social and Emotional Goals outlined by the state of Illinois to help children with this process. The state of Illinois outlines the following points as the structure to develop student's social and emotional education.
- Develop awareness and management of their emotions to set and achieve important personal and academic goals
- Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships
- Demonstrate decision-making and responsible behaviors to achieve school and life success
To this end, St. Mary of Gostyn School community is committed to helping students reach the following goals balanced with the child's catholic education.
- Develop awareness and management of their emotions to set and achieve important personal and academic goals by recognizing:
- The effect that the Catholic faith has on your emotions and behavior
- Your individual gifts and the support you get form your Catholic community
- How your Catholic faith helps you set and achieve goals
- Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships by recognizing:
- The feelings and perspectives of others following the teachings of Jesus
- That everyone is created in the image and likeness of God
- That our Catholic faith affects our interactions with others
- The needs for prayer and forgiveness in resolving interpersonal conflicts
- Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school and community contexts by recognizing:
- That decisions should follow Catholic teachings, especially social teaching.
- How your faith guides your decision making
- That service is an integral part of our Catholic faith